Peter Robinson backs Bloody Sunday quiz for his deputy

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson has said any inquiry into the Bloody Sunday killings should include the role of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

The Sinn Fein MP was an IRA leader in Londonderry in January 1972, the month when the shootings happened.

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Mr McGuinness earned plaudits last month when he shook the Queen’s hand in a gesture of reconciliation and has moved to distance the IRA from blame for Bloody Sunday.

A report which confirmed the innocence of the 13 men shot dead by British paratroopers, also claimed Mr McGuinness gave wrong information about his movements that day and was probably carrying a gun.

Mr Robinson asked: “How could you avoid an inquiry into that and say that we’re going to have an inquiry into the army personnel that were there?”